Prescribed Burning workshops scheduled for 2018

MANHATTAN – Several Prescribed Burning workshops are currently scheduled for the remainder of the winter in Kansas, with the possibility of more upon request.   The agencies involved include K-State Research and Extension, USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, National Weather Service, and the Kansas Prescribed Fire Council.

Each workshop lasts about 4-5 hours and includes topics on reasons for burning, regulations, weather considerations, liability, burn contractors, equipment and crew, hazards, fuels, firebreaks, fire types and behavior, ignition techniques, and burn plans.

Contact Walt Fick at 785-532-7223 or whfick@ksu.edu if you would like to host a prescribed burning workshop.

Workshop Date Location Host/Contact Agency Phone e-mail
Stafford Co. Jan. 23 Hudson Glenn Newdigger KPFC 620-549-3502 gnewdigg@ksu.edu
Clay Co. Feb. 20 Clay Center Benjamin Hanson FSA 785-632-3550 ben.hanson@ks.usda.gov
Reno Co. Feb. 21 South Hutchinson Jess Crockford KPFC 620-669-8161 Jess.crockford@ks.usda.gov
Dickinson Co. Feb. 26 Woodbine James Coover KSRE 785-263-2001 jcoover@ksu.edu
Saline Co. Feb. 28 Salina Tom Maxwell KSRE 785-309-5850 tmaxwell@ksu.edu
Rooks Co. Mar. 8 Stockton Dorothy Heim FSA 785-425-6302 dorothy.heim@ks.usda.gov

 

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